The government has decided to take away the elite SPG protection from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka, officials said on Friday. The Gandhi family will now get 'Z+' security by the CRPF on an all-India basis, they said. Sonia Gandhi's husband Rajiv Gandhi and mother-in-law Indira Gandhi, both former prime ministers, were assassinated. The government had recently withdrawn the SPG cover of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service